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When is the best time to go to St. Lucia?

St. Lucia, with its pristine beaches, dramatic mountains and unspoilt rainforests, is a true paradise.

With the iconic Piton mountains majestically overlooking this idyllic island, a visit to St. Lucia guarantees striking scenery, pleasant all-year-round temperatures and welcoming warmth from the locals.

Whether you are a thrill-seeking adventurer or prefer to lose track of time in a tropical haze, St. Lucia will never fail to satisfy your every need.

But when should you visit? If you’re asking yourself, ‘when is the best time to travel to St. Lucia’, we’ve compiled some tips to help you make one of the easiest decisions you’ll ever make!  

St. Lucia’s climate

St. Lucia benefits from a typically tropical climate, with a daily average of seven to eight hours of sunshine all-year-round. The maximum daily average temperature ranges from 29°C to 31°C throughout the entire year. Here’s a typical guide to maximum daytime St. Lucia temperatures you can expect, month to month:

January: 28°C

February: 28°C

March: 29°C

April: 29°C

May: 30°C

June: 30°C

July: 30°C

August: 30°C

September: 30°C

October: 30°C

November: 29°C

December: 29°C

The wet and dry season

The dry season in St. Lucia runs from December to May, which is also the busiest time of the year for visitors. The dry season is when rainfall and the humidity are at their lowest.

In comparison, the wet season runs from June to November, with some showers and infrequent thunderstorms. The rainfall during this period helps to maintain St. Lucia’s lush tropical landscape.

Best time for activities in St. Lucia

Swimming in St. Lucia

While exploring the pristine waters of St. Lucia is simply stunning any time of year, the water temperatures are warmest in April and May, making these months the perfect time to make a splash.

Hiking up Gros Piton

The low humidity during February makes for the ideal opportunity to visit the iconic Pitons. While these can be seen and enjoyed all year, February’s low humidity makes for an easier guided hike up Gros Piton, a must-see for any keen explorer visiting St. Lucia.

gros piton st lucia

St. Lucian Wildlife

St. Lucia is blessed with beautiful wildlife. You will be able to spot dolphins throughout the year, and for keen whale watchers looking to catch a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse, humpback whales migrate past St. Lucia from January to April.

Caribbean Festivals

If you are keen to soak up St. Lucian culture, head to this tropical paradise during the first half of May to experience the St. Lucia Jazz Festival.

A visit to this vibrant festival is a must, and it marks a week-long celebration of jazz, R&B and Calypso music.

If you would prefer to soak up the delights of a Caribbean carnival, a visit to St. Lucia during July is not to be missed. A lively, vibrant, must-visit experience, the St. Lucia Carnival unites locals and visitors in a colourful celebration of mouth-watering street food, parades, dancing and non-stop partying!

When’s the best time for a Caribbean breeze?

Throughout the months of January and February, the temperatures remain around 29°C and the rainfall is lower than the autumn months. This wonderful climate is combined with a cooling breeze, reducing the heat and keeping you comfortable all day long.

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